Category Archives: IT stuff

Creating an anonymous SMB network share

Today I needed to open a SMB share to be accessible outside of the domain, without asking for a password. Followed the instructions of Nikola’s blog and it’s done. Remark that Winodows is so intuitive that you need written instructions … Continue reading

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Get NTFS/exfat access on CentOS 6.8 i386

Today I needed to have pen drive support on a CentOS 6.8 i386 box. That’s how I got it: Getting the NTFS/exfat support su yum install epel-release yum install ntfs-3g yum install ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs yum -y install epel-release && rpm … Continue reading

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Using galleries (or other accesses to ORDER BY FIELD() ) in WordPress over PostgreSQL using PG4WP driver

Issue Galleries in WordPress 3.6 does not show in a setup over a PostgreSQL database using PG4WP driver. Diagnostic The gallery functionality makes use of ORDER BY FIELD() MySQL command that is not handled by the PG4WP 1.3.1 driver. Solution … Continue reading

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Regroup linked files inside a Word document (Office 2010/2013)

Problem: Got a Word document (this works with Excel/Powerpoints as well) with linked images instead of embedded ones. Needed to put all of them into the document. Solution: Open Word, and go to ‘FILE’ -> ‘Options’ Go to ‘Quick Access … Continue reading

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Bug: VirtualBox 4.3.18 and VT-x incapable architecture

Symptom: Your VirtualBox VM is crashing randomly after some hours of work with a Guru Meditation alert box. The VM was stable until 4.3.16. The VBox.log shows incidents like this: 04:10:00.862330 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 04:10:00.862334 !! 04:10:00.862335 !! Guru Meditation -2403 (VERR_TRPM_DONT_PANIC) … Continue reading

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rsync error 255

Today I was facing this error in a complex ssh/rsync backup: rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at clientserver.c(778) The origin of this error was, in my case, a problem with the IP address in the “hosts allow” section of … Continue reading

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Fixing Mail IMAP synchronization in Mavericks

After the update to Mavericks, Mail.app got stuck and wouldn’t synchronise mails automatically with the server. Manually forcing the new mail reception worked. The fix is very simple: Go to Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts and choose the IMAP account … Continue reading

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